Coeur d' Alene River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Coeur d' Alene River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
No need to start early until it warms back up, but things have been starting around late morning and picking up throughout the afternoon.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Coeur d' Alene River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 231 @ Enaville

Visibility: 55 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 57 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Afternoon

Best stretch: Entire river, but upper river is skinny.

Best access point: Good road access.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Blue wing olives, , mahoganies, caddis, pmd's, midges, Ants, beetles, bees, small hoppers, sculpins

Fish species: Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout.

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: June - October)

Nearest airport: Spokane International Airport

Coeur d'Alene River Description

A beautiful mountain river with many miles of great public access a short 40 minutes from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. West Slope Cutthroat are the native species and the river is catch and release only on these pretty fish. There is some pre runoff fishing most years but the season is best from mid May through the end of September. There is an excellent gallery of photos on the photo sharing website,, ...

Techniques & Tips

Streamer fishing and nymphing in the morning, but the surface activity has picked up in the afternoon into evening. Lots more fall flies out like spruce moths, a few october caddis, pmd's, smaller caddis, mahoganies, and BWO's. A longer, light leader is still necessary when they are in the flats. Not a number game the last few days, but nice quality fish that are starting to get colored up!

7-Day Forecast

A slight bump in flows and we are into fall fishing. The fish have settled into the fall mode and fishing has been good the last couple days.

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